Madi October 10th, 2021

As a trainee at Gouldens (now Jones Day) I was lucky enough that James took me on as an informal mentee. His work ethic and attention to detail for his clients was second to none but he also took the time out of those long hours to really train me for which I was very grateful. I recall being invited to his house for Christmas drinks. I was a little apprehensive, not quite sure what to expect going to the house of a City law partner. In the end it was a lovely, low key relaxed event with just a handful of colleagues and family and friends. James and Cathy couldn’t have made me feel more welcome. We always knew his passion lay with politics (for all the good reasons) and his family and it’s been great to watch his career progress. So very sorry to hear the sad news, my thoughts are with his family, Madi